When the PlayStation Network returns members can download two free games, and some developers are concerned that it may affect sales for a little while. One of those developers, Housemarque, also has a title in that list of free games: Dead Nation.
"My biggest concern is whether people will come back to use the system and browse the PlayStation Store," Ilari Kuittinen of Housemarque told Edge. "On top of that, the second issue is that everyone now gets games for free (including our Dead Nation and Super Stardust HD), so people might just play the free games for a while. By the time they are ready to buy something, Outland is maybe old news."
The company recently released its game, Outland, on Xbox Live Arcade and is concerned that sales of the game will be unintentionally impacted by all the free games.
Kuittinen also pointed out that the decision to offer Dead Nation in the PSN "welcome back" program was a decision made by Sony and publisher Ubisoft. Housemarque wasn't involved at all.
Of course, consumers may not buy games from thePlayStation Store because of another reason: early fears about security and credit card fraud. Sony will have to earn back some trust before players start buying anything from the PlayStation Store. According to word on the street the PlayStation Store will be back online Tuesday, May 24.